Welcome to
Northwest Rapid Manufacturing

 

The Pacific Northwest's Largest Additive Manufacturing Facility!

 

With over 40 years of combined experience, our teams at NW Rapid Manufacturing are recognized specialists in 3D printing. Between our reliable, high-end equipment (each lovingly named after a fairy tale character) and our experienced (notably hilarious) staff, we proudly produce the highest quality 3D printed prototypes and thin-walled parts.

Based in the beautiful Pacific Northwest in McMinnville, Oregon, NW Rapid is known as much for its meticulous work as it is for its fun, energetic and experienced team. As a woman-owned company in the tech industry, NW Rapid Manufacturing is used to turning heads (especially at trade shows; you can’t miss us), and our reputation for superbly designed, well-built prototypes and parts keeps our customers coming back. Well, that and our winning personalities.

Though we print a variety of carbon fiber, polystyrene, and aluminum-, glass-, or fiber-filled parts, we’re most well-known for our tough, durable nylon components that can go directly from our machines to use in the field (it’s literally the reason our company was started). Some of our parts have amassed more than 1 million hours of flight time in UAV's flown worldwide!

The industries and components we specialize in include:

  • UAV/UAS- Robotics and Unmanned Systems
  • Fuel Tanks
  • Manufacturing Fixtures
  • Aerospace- Military, Commercial, and Private
  • Sporting Goods and Equipment
  • Footwear
  • Ducting
  • Arts & Entertainment
  • Costuming
  • Manufacturing and Tooling
  • Architecture and Industrial Design
  • Motorsports
  • Research and Development
 
 

Our Mission

The mission of Northwest Rapid Manufacturing is to be the premier provider of rapid manufactured prototypes and production parts, using the latest manufacturing techniques. Through superior process control, operational excellence, and unmatched customer service, we are building a legacy business, to serve thousands of customers for generations to come.

 

Our History

Northwest Rapid Manufacturing’s parent company, Northwest UAV (NWUAV), first purchased “prototype” parts from the open market. Part quality was often poor and delivery was unreliable. Thin parts were quite often held together with glue rather than fully bonded by the laser. In early 2008, NWUAV purchased its own equipment. Just days after installation, the EOS P 390 became a workhorse, producing strong thin-wall parts with no post-processing.

To build on this quality and competency, Northwest Rapid Manufacturing was formed in late 2008. NW Rapid is a woman-owned, independent company and part of the NWUAV Family of Companies in McMinnville, Oregon.

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